2nd Annual CelebrAsian Scholar Application

To showcase young Asian women & men that will best represent their culture, beauty, intelligence and talent. Winner gets the CelebrAsian Scholar Title and a $750 scholarship. Runner up gets $250 Scholarship. Candidate must be a Senior in High school up to a Junior in College and of Asian heritage by at least one parent.  Candidate must show their dedication to Community Service, education and their culture. Be A Legacy for Tomorrow.

Those interested in running for the CelebrAsian Scholar must do the following;

1.     Submit an application, resume and a one-page essay

2.     Submit a Bio & headshot photo that will be posted on Iowa Asian Alliance social media for the community to see finalists.  

3.     Must wear Asian heritage attire for the CelebrAsian Fashion Show on Saturday, May 27th.

Requirements to participate;

  • Currently enrolled in High School or a college/university between the years of a Senior credit High School student and a Junior credit college/university student.
  • Be of Asian heritage by at least one parent.
  • At least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.
  • Completed at least 10 hours of community service within the past 2016-2017 school year.           
  • Incorporate the 2017 CelebrAsian Theme “15 Years Strong”
  • Submit Application and attachments by email submission by 5PM, May 16th 2017 to CelebrAsian.Entertainment@IowaAsianAlliance.com

*A point system will be used to select winners* 


  • Application Due: 5PM, Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
  • Finalist Picked for CelebrAsian Festival Activities: Friday, May 19th
  • CelebrAsian Fasion Show: Saturday, May 27th 5PM
  • Winner Announced: Saturday, May 27th

2016 CelebrAsian Scholarship Winner Abraham Steenhoek

"Participating in the CelebrAsian Scholarship competition in 2016 was a great experience for a number of reasons. Having an element of competition really pushed me to strive for my best, both in music and taekwondo. Also, I made friends with those I competed with.

The scholarship helped me pay for my tuition at BJU, which I am really thankful for. As far as performing on the main stage, I encourage anyone who has a talent they want to share to try and find those opportunities. Everyone should have at least a little bit of experience on stage, especially with performing talents like music and martial arts. Especially with CelebrAsian, I got to perform alongside many other talented cultural artists, which was awesome.

Overall, I'm thankful CelebrAsian gives people opportunities like this, because it promotes the expression of talents and encourages friendly competition. I wish them the best as the years for this competition continue.”